Michigan Golf News |
April 4, 2008 - Vol. 8, No. 14
THE NATURAL / MARSH RIDGE: CELEBRATING 16 YEARS OF GREAT GOLF-JOIN US IN 2008
Double Play Golf Packages http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvHhaw1rCS0
The Natural Golf Course: http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/
TREETOPS RESORT http://treetops.com
Rick Smith Golf Academy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGY7_h-0Fpc
Treetops Ladies Golf School http://youtube.com/watch?v=aLbT63A6QkE
Golf Packages http://www.treetops.com/index.php?method=golf&subpage=golfpackages
Golf Preview with Kevin McKinley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5UZF8CLleE
OSPREY GOLF-2008 RATES AND PACKAGES
"WE ARE MICHIGAN GOLF"
Black Forest & Wilderness Valley, Gaylord http://youtube.com/watch?v=PH6nRXCKgnA
Manistee National, Manistee http://youtube.com/watch?v=qFl7636RXCo
Medlaist GC, Marshal http://youtube.com/watch?v=FBmrh_vozzA
Otsego Club-The Tribute and Classic, Gaylord http://www.otsegoclub.com/allpackages.php
Ridgeview GC, Kalamazoo http://youtube.com/watch?v=QLDpexEh84Q
The Natural http://glsp.com/natural/
True North http://glsp.com/true_north/
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__/ TOP 10 MICHIGAN GOLF SHOWS ON YOU TUBE
__/ NEW SHOWS ON THE MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION CHANNEL
Boyne Tournament of Champions with Ken Devine and Mike Chumbler
Marsh Ridge/The Natural with Larry Bowden
Treetops 2008 with Kevin McKinley
True North with John Hover and Dave Mocini
__/ "PAIR OF JACKS" FEATURED IN UPCOMING SPRING ISSUE OF THE MICHIGAN GOLFER
__/ FROM THE VAULT-KALAMAZOO COUNTRY CLUB - by John Block
__/ STENNETT TO HEAD NEW HOGAN FOUNDATION
__/ TOP 10 PUNS
__/ MICHIGAN PLAYER'S TOUR TO: $1,000.00 GUARANTEED FIRST PLACE PRIZE MONEY
__/ TWO THUMBS UP
__/ GOLF PREVIEWS FOR 2008 ON MCHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION CHANNEL
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE ONLINE TRAFFIC
__/ THE MATTHEWS COLLECTION
__/ MICHIGAN GOLF CALENDAR
__/ ASSOCIATION LINKS
__/ HELP DESK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ supplied by Jim Neff
Edited by Art McCafferty
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TOP 10 MICHIGAN GOLF SHOWS ON YOU TUBE
Last May, we began to put many of our GLSP shows up on You Tube. Before doing this, we had put up over a thousand shows on our "regular" channels, Michigan Golfer http://michigangolfer.tv , Michigan Skier http://michiganskier.tv, Michigan Travel http://michigantravel.tv , Michigan Runner http://michiganrunner.tv and Running Canada http://runningcanada.tv . While the traffic to You Tube does not an any way equal the traffic we have on our other sites, it does have its merits. It is easier to put up a show, it is user friendly for the viewer, you can create instant "networks" with the use of a show's key words, is easier for viewers to find a show we have done and it counts the times that a show has played. With some of the new google analytics http://www.google.com/analytics/ we will be able to track where the show is being watched.
Since last May, we have put up 450 shows on You Tube and have this week passed a 100,000 viewers. Our traffic on our other sites has been appreciable more than that, but again, as a publisher, I like it because a client, reporter or producer can see the impact of their work.
The Western Amateur- 1,141
Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam- 919
Greatest Game Ever Played- 904
John Daly Grips it and Rips it- 836
Ryder Cup-The Europeans- 628
Ireland's Lahinch Club- 619
Michaywe Golf Club with Don Childs - 537
Native American Cup with Notah Begay -482
Michigan PGA Women's Open -478
Adare Golf Club a Robert Trent Jones Design- 461
NEW SHOWS ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION
Marsh Ridge/The Natural-Double Play
Larry Bowden, new owner of Marsh Ridge, has been one of the pillars of the Gaylord Golf Mecca for 15 years. He became a member when they opened up The Natural 15 years ago. The Natural http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/natural/ , designed by Jerry Matthews, was an immediate favorite. At the time, The Natural was part of Beaver Creek Resort. A few years ago, Bowden sold Beaver Creek Resort and picked up some of the lodging portion of Marsh Ridge, which he began to turn into condos. This year, Bowden completed the purchase of the hotel, restaurant and golf course at Marsh Ridge. Collectively, he now has two courses and some serious lodging to offer golfers. He call all of this, the Marsh Ridge Double play. And rather than us waxing on about this, let's let Larry talk about his latest move.
Boyne Tournament of Champions
Ken Devine is a Michigan golf treasure and we have him talking about two of Michigan's greatest tournaments; The Buick Open and The Tournaments of Champions. In our show of the Tournament of Champions, Devine talks about meeting with Steve Kircher in Flint and putting together the format for the tournament. The show is Michigan history at its best as we see the development of a tournament that is now entering its 16th year. http://michigangolfer.tv/2008shows/boyne_champions/
For, those that would like to keep their Ken Devine buzz going, you can visit the 50th Buick Anniversary Show, where Devine talks about attending the first Buick Open, which is now playing on You Tube http://youtube.com/watch?v=7TbVVp5ZT9U or you can catch Devine's Last Hurrah interview with Jack Berry at http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show16/index.html
Last winter, I had Kevin McKinley, the Director of Golf and Skiing and Tish Jankowski, Treetops Director of Marketing, into a Sports Marketing class I was teaching through Eastern Michigan University. The students enjoyed their presentation for a variety of reasons, but mostly for the creative thinking that was involved with a number of Treetops projects, two of them being, The Amazing Race and the Treetops Par 3 Amateur Shootout. These events were created to create a more local identity with Gaylord and up north golfers and skiers, as for years, Treetops had relied on the national identity it had achieved with the Rick Smith Golf Academy and the Treetops Par 3 Shootouts.
Having just completed another successful edition of the Amazing Race, McKinley now lays out the summer's activities for their golf market. In this show, he comments on the Rick Smith Golf Academy, the Judy Mason Ladies Golf School, the Gene Bone Couples School and their three major tournaments, The Broken Club Opener, the Treetops Amateur Par 3 Shootout and the Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational. Enjoy http://michigangolfer.tv/2008shows/treetops/
We have seen a number of golf properties change hand over the past couple of years, most notably, The Otsego Club being purchased by the Osprey Management group. Larry Bowden, purchased Marsh Ridge after selling Beaver Creek Resort, Rick Babbitt, who bought Black Bear and has done wondrous things the past couple of years and now John Hover. who has purchased True North.
True North is a very exciting property north of Harbor Springs. The excitement comes from the fertile mind of Jim Engh, one of the 21st Century's most gifted golf architects. Engh's first Michigan project was at Tullymore, which has made many Top whatever lists, both state and nationally. At True North, he had a hillier canvas to produce his second Michigan masterpiece and he did not waste the opportunity. True North, certainly has landed a place in my Top 10 Wow List. I started off one morning to find four or five holes to videotape for a project I was working on with GM, Dave Mocini. By the time I was done, I had videotaped almost every hole, it was that sensational. You can see some of the results of that shoot we did two years ago with Jim Engh and Jack Berry at http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/truenorth/
In addition, you can find out how you can play this private course from owner, John Hover and GM Dave Macini at http://michigangolfer.tv/2008shows/true_north/
"PAIR OF JACKS" FEATURED IN UPCOMING SPRING ISSUE OF THE MICHIGAN GOLFER
The latest edition of the Michigan Golfer is being prepared as we speak and will be available on your computer on April 18th. To celebrate this year's 50th anniversary of the Buick Open, we are opening with a Pair of Jack's; Jack Berry and the late and great Jack Saylor. Berry brings us up to date with an article chronicling the 50 years of the Buick Open, in the unique writing style that led him to be honored with the PGA Lifetime Journalism Award at last year's Masters. http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/jackberry/ Our Jack Saylor article, "The Buick's Ten Most Memorable Players" was written for us a decade ago, and in reading it, you immediately miss this great golf voice which use to grace the pages of the Free Press.
The issue will also introduce all to the latest group of Michigan Golf Hall of Fame inductees and Publisher, Art McCafferty, tidies up the first quarter of a century of the Michigan Golfer and looks at what changes the publication has made and is making, to keep it relevant to Michigan Golfer readers and viewers.
"Buick was the first to give players complimentary cars for the week and, full disclosure, writers got them too. It was a little perk that, as Ernie Harwell might say, is “long gone.” Now there are 10 pages of “Media Regulations” in the media guide." Quote from Berry's upcoming article.
Spring Issue Advertisers Include:
Marsh Ridge and The Natural- A Great Double Play Combination
Osprey Recreation- "We Are Michigan Golf"
THE MASTERS....by Terry Moore
A good friend is headed to the Masters next week for his inaugural and eagerly awaited visit to Augusta National GC. For him the anticipation is akin to being a six-year-old on Christmas Eve. He can’t wait for it all to arrive. We spoke the other day and he asked for some advice and guidance on handling his first Masters. I told him I’d be glad to help. Desperate for a column, I’m also sharing this advice with you.
Prepare: Not only give some thought to your packing but also to the event itself. In the days ahead, read all of the national golf magazines’ printed or online preview sections on the Masters and get a renewed sense of its history and traditions. And check out the Augusta Chronicle (the local newspaper) online for its unsurpassed and award-winning coverage of the Masters starting with this Sunday’s preview section. Best of all, read some past Masters essays by the game’s esteemed man of letters, Herbert Warren Wind.
What to bring: Check out the weather forecast but have several options for rain and shine. Definitely pack a good rainsuit, Gore-Tex golf shoes, umbrella and small set of binoculars. At the risk of sounding like an odd duck, I don’t mind if it rains during the tournament so long as it’s not heavy and not a threatening thunderstorm. There’s something special about watching the Masters and its noble competitors in a light rainfall and how it quiets and transforms the tournament in a way I can’t really explain. Yet I do know having quality rainwear makes it all possible and tolerable. But it’s usually sunny and often summer-like hot in Augusta next week so bring along the sun block, lip balm, wide-brim hat and sunglasses. And dress like you’re privileged to play a round at Augusta National without calling to mind Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack.
Arriving at the course: Although the inclination is to rush out (note: walk don’t ever run at the Masters) to the course and start drinking it all in, it’s often advisable first to get your shopping out of the way. Yes, shop for the standard Masters logo clothing items but also consider some commemorative items to recall your first Masters visit. Also, give some thought to a few gift items for next Christmas. (I remember once being in a check-out line behind a Japanese patron and he bought several thousand dollars of Masters neckties as presents. (Today, I imagine he’s the Prime Minister.) Finally, simply use the free checkstands for storing your purchases.
Tackling the course: This is an easy one for a practice round but more complicated beginning Thursday. For a practice round, you simply walk the entire course and take your time doing it, stopping to watch the action along the way. Remember you’re there not only to witness stellar shot-making but as importantly to relish the pristine condition and the azalea-and-dogwood-beauty and magnificence of Augusta National itself. Here’s a prediction: You’ll say, “I can’t believe how hilly and rolling the course is. Television just flattens it out.” And be sure to check out the clubhouse, the practice area, the par-three course, and the main scoreboard.
Watching the tournament: On Thursday and Friday you have a full field and long days to watch plenty of golf. Grab a pairing sheet and if you want to watch some favorite players then plan your day around them. I still recommend doing some walking on the front and back nines but also taking advantage of the “observation stands” that afford viewing of several holes. Let the action come to you instead of chasing it around the course. Armed with a pairing sheet, spectator guide, and binoculars, you’ll sit in comfort—in the shade for pale Yankees—and let the colorful parade of players pass by.
Appreciate the details: The Masters is lauded, rightfully so, for the attention to the small stuff and its lofty standards of excellence. So take note of the many so-called little items that make it an extra special experience: the reasonable and non-gouging prices for food and refreshments; the lack of commercial signage and brand logos; the quality of the restrooms; the shaded picnic areas amid towering pines; the litter-free grounds and “Please” on the green waste bins; the expert hole marshalling and the ever-vigilant yet congenial security officials; the commemorative plaques and markers; the on-course and freely accessed telephone areas, to mention only a few. And to me, it’s an absolute dream to be in a non-cell phone, non-camera haven where knowledgeable patrons from across the globe and with proper manners and etiquette observe golf being played at its highest level. (Am I now sounding like our parents?)
Well, I could go on but the internet is not spacious and vast enough to contain all of the many facets and magic of the Masters and Augusta National. I’ll leave you with this parting and most fitting summation by the late Lionel Hebert: “This is the only course I know where you choke when come in the gate.”
*MICHIGAN GOLFER MAGAZINE ONLINE TRAFFIC
The Michigan Golfer ended its print distribution with the Sep/Oct 2003 Issue. However, we have continue to put fresh issues on line and now have 75 past issues at http://michigangolfer.com/#pastissues . This past year, April 2007-March 31 2008, we tracked 126,544 Unique Visitors
and 620,744 Pageviews.
*The Michigan Golfer is now using a new software, Advanced Web Statistics 6.6, supplied by our ISP provider, Online Technologies of
Ann Arbor. It has been a good news bad news change. The good news is that the software gives a clearer indication of how many people are visiting our sites and reading or viewing our content. The bad news, is that the numbers we have been using for the past six years have been impacted substantially by this change. For example, last year, using our old software, we would have reported 858,044 MORE pageviews for the year. The difference is that a new category called, "Not Viewed Traffic" has been introduced into the mix. This traffic included, traffic generated by robots, worms, or replies with special HTTP status codes. That traffic has now been factored out.
For those of you that remember when "hits" were the way to measure internet traffic, that figure would be 3,397,044 this past year for the Michigan Golfer.
Now on the horizon is the new Google Analytics software, which will most likely be utilized more on the video side of things. Our clients want more information about how popular their YouTube videos are and where their viewers are coming from. They have a new video analytics tool called YouTube Insight. We are now studying that software and hope to incorporate that into our reporting as well.
Following up on on the theme of video traffic, Advanced Web Statistics 6.6, has also applied its measurement for videos that we put up that are not on You Tube. We have only had a couple of months watching the traffic and have observed the same phenomenon . We are waiting to get a few more months of traffic under our belts, before we roll out those new figures to our clients and viewers.
STENNETT TO HEAD NEW HOGAN FOUNDATION
The newly-formed Ben Hogan Foundation (www.benhoganfoundation.org) has hired its first full-time executive: Robert Stennett, former director of the F-22 fighter’s supply chain program at Lockheed Martin.
"This is an opportunity of a lifetime for me," says Stennett, who is leaving the aerospace industry at the peak of his career to head the six-month-old philanthropy. "Mr. Hogan was my childhood hero, and he has a legacy that I feel really strongly about."
Stennett will be responsible for overall fundraising and cultivating affiliations with corporations and such logical partners as the PGA Tour. "Our goals are pretty lofty," Stennett admits. "While we begin with a national focus, our intent is to grow into an international foundation."
TOP 10 PUNS
1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.
2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."
3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one is a salted.
4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."
6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"
7. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'" "That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome." "Is it common?"
"Well, It's Not Unusual."
8. Two cows are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning." "I don't
believe you," says Dolly. Daisy exclaims, "It's true, no bull!"
9. An invisible man married an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.
10. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.
MICHIGAN PLAYER'S TOUR TO: $1,000.00 GUARANTEED FIRST PLACE PRIZE MONEY
The Michigan Player's Tour will pay out a guaranteed minimum of $1,000.00 to the winner of each Tour event conducted during the 2008 season. “By establishing a guaranteed minimum first place check, the Tour is in better position to compete with other tours around the country," notes Tour Director Ken Carter. "With guaranteed money and the advantages we have here in Michigan -- our great courses and pleasant summer weather -- the Tour should start attracting quite a few players.”
The guaranteed minimum $1,000.00 check will be paid out in all events drawing at least 12 players. Should the Tour secure sponsorship or fields increase to the point where the total purse exceeds $5,000.00, the first place check will also increase (first place money will equal at least 20% of the total purse).
Ken Carter 1-888-MPT-8878 Info at http://www.michiganplayerstour.com
FROM THE VAULT-KALAMAZOO COUNTRY CLUB
by John Block
It may not be the most scenic or challenging course around, but Kalamazoo Country Club has its own subtle charm that makes one want to keep coming back for more. First time players often make the mistake of looking over the entire scorecard instead of playing the course one hole at a time. That first glance can set one's mouth to watering in anticipation of birdie putt after birdie putt. That doesn't happen despite KCC's modest yardage of 6,388 when played from the tips to par of 71.
KCC is a throwback to the days of classic courses, back to when players were required to hit fades as well as draws instead of simply overpowering a course. KCC can be overpowered, but it doesn't happen often. Too much power can cause problems. Golf is a mental game, and that is never more apparent than at Kalamazoo Country Club.
The course became a reality in 1909 when the 75 charter members purchased the original land from the Albert White farm. The original budget for the course was $15,315, which included board and care of horses. The first nine holes were opened for play in 1910. While under construction, the members played their golf on a four-hole temporary course. In 1922, additional land was purchased and a second nine was constructed and put into play in 1923. Tom Bendelow, who designed the famous Medinah No. 3, is credited with the original design of KCC.
Golf was the only game at the country club for the first 40 years of the club's existence. In 1949, the club decided to become a full family operation and to remain open on a year round basis. A swimming pool was built and was followed by tennis courts and platform tennis courts.For a number of years, the club operated a toboggan run and a ski area with a rope tow.
In 1959, more land was purchased for the construction of a third nine, an executive layout, which has become a popular addition, especially at crowded times for use by golfers of all ages. Over the course of time, KCC has been played in many different ways. The present alignment of holes was started about 1952. Since then, the original 18 holes have remained basically the same, although there have been alterations and reroutings. For instance, the fourth hole was once a par five. A land purchase allowed for a change and it became a challenging par four.A new green was built for the par five fifth to make the hole play longer and because the original green had a problem of retaining moisture. The addition of the tennis courts dictated a change in the playing of the 13th hole.
Overall, though, KCC has been a pretty stable lace. There have been five greens superintendents and nine head golf professionals.John McCamley was the first superintendent -- they were known as greenskeepers back then. He was followed by Sylvester Dustin, John Dustin, Roy Peck and present superintendent John Fulling.
George Knox was the club's first head professional. He was succeeded in order by William Watson, Thomas Morris, Morris Wells, Andy Robertson, Frank Kennett, George Wells, Walter Biber and Dick Stewart, the current golf manager.
Sylvester Dustin left KCC in 1921 to go to Grand Rapids and build Cascades Country Club. Wells, who designed the first nine holes at Klinger Lake Country Club in Sturgis, went to Cascades with Dustin.
Life has generally been good at KCC, but the club has weathered its share of storms. The Depression years of 1930-33 were trying. The club was hit hard and many members were forced to resign, leaving only a small nucleus to carry on, but they managed to survive and the club flourished. In 1949, when the board of directors wanted to winterize the club for year round operation, many members again resigned in protest. But through a cooperative effort by the membership, work went on, improvements were made and the club continued to flourish.
There was another crisis in the mid 1980s when a plan to purchase land to enable the club to lengthen and redesign the 11th hole was tied to a proposal to tear down the old clubhouse and swimming pool and rebuild. Again there were resignations, but the club went forward and the new clubhouse construction has proven a good investment.
There is still some controversy about the 11th hole, which had to be redone a second time, but by and large the club weathered the storm magnificently. The latest change at the course was to kill the fairways and replace them with bent grass.
No one really knew what to expect, but under the leadership of Stewart and Fulling, the work went ahead with a smooth transition. There were a few grumbles, but the majority of members today are extremely pleased with the transformation. Last fall, Fulling and Stewart embarked on a plan to expand and improve the practice area. That will be unveiled this year. The work on the practice area required some changes in the executive nine, including the building of one complete new green, but that, too, is seen to have enhanced that course.
Because it has always been a forward-thinking run course and kept in perfect condition from a playing as well as esthetic standpoint, KCC remains popular with the membership as well as guests.
The course annually hosts a West Michigan PGA one-day tournament and the field is always one of the largest of the season.KCC volunteers its facilities to host Kalamazoo city tournaments for the men's and women's golf associations, and these, too, are among the most popular in terms of participation. Perhaps the highlight tournament of each summer in Kalamazoo is the club's own Invitational, a scratch two-man better ball competition. The Invitational was born in 1954 after several KCC members were turned down from another club's best ball event.Members George Zupanic, Larry Halleck, Dudley Cutler, Tyler Riggin, Henry Kennedy and Harry Rapley are responsible for the Invitational coming into existence. Rapley is still involved with the tournament each summer.
The tournament has become a tradition, drawing some of the best players from across Michigan and nationally. Many former state amateur champions, including the likes of Chuck Kocsis, Steve Maddalena, Melvin (Bud) Stevens, and Bill Newcomb have participated as well as college stars such as Gary Hallberg, Rick Ferhr, Dan Pohl, Jack Nicklaus Jr. and Davis Love III before turning professional.
While Hallberg, Fehr, Pohl and Love have made good livings in the professional ranks, none won the Invitational. That's because KCC, though appearing inviting has hidden teeth. Though the course is relatively short -- all the par fives are reachable in two, some with iron second shots -- accuracy is a premium. A little off line is costly. Better to be really wild. There's a chance for recovery for shots that are way off the mark. Power hitters can get in trouble by hitting the ball too far. In addition to the many trees, KCC's rough and hilly, rolling fairways reward position more than power. The greens are not easy to read, and though not overly large, if the approach is not in the right quadrant, three-putts are not uncommon. KCC is a course for the thinking player.
Course Record: Sam Snead, Tom Gauntlett 63
Signature Event: Invitational Better Ball Championship
Toughest Holes: 4th, long par four, dogleg right. Out of bounds to the right. Takes a good drive to make the corner, then a 7, 8 or 9 iron (if the drive is perfect) to a green, well-protected by sand bunkers. 16th, long par four, long drivers can reach bottom of hill, others will have downhill lie with shot of 160 to 140 yards to green on top of another hill. It's difficult to judge the exact distance of the second shot and getting approach shot close to hole is rare.
Editor's Note: This article appeared in our August 1997 Issue of the MG
TWO THUMBS UP
Two women were playing golf. One teed off and watched in horror as her ball headed directly toward a foursome of men playing the next hole. The ball hit one of the men. He immediately clasped his hands together at his groin, fell to the ground and proceeded to roll around in agony.
The woman rushed down to the man, and immediately began to apologize. 'Please allow me to help. I'm a Physical Therapist and I know I could relieve your pain if you'd allow me,'she told him.
'Oh, no, I'll be all right. I'll be fine in a few minutes,' the man replied. He was in obvious agony, lying in the fetal position, still clasping his hands together at his groin. At her persistence, however, he finally allowed her to help. She gently took his hands away and laid them to the side, loosened his pants and put her hands inside. She administered tender and artful massage for several long moments and asked, 'How does that feel'?
He replied: 'It feels great, but I still think my thumb's broken.'
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION: NEW FOR 2008
A-Ga-Ming with Mike Brown http://youtube.com/watch?v=U7V7B_LRaXU
Antrim Dells GC with Jerry Matthews http://youtube.com/watch?v=hcBnINXVRsc
Black Bear GC http://youtube.com/watch?v=KOP2QcvCM60
Black Forest Golf with Corey Corwell http://youtube.com/watch?v=PH6nRXCKgnA
Eagle Crest Resort http://youtube.com/watch?v=XqX767SUE_A
Emerald at St. John's with Jerry Matthews http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoAQBZoOrJY
Gaylord CC with Kevin Whitmore http://youtube.com/watch?v=j4xzw0P1Qfg
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa with Scott Hebert http://youtube.com/watch?v=lv_46GMWvek
IMA Flint Golf with Sherlynn Everly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R3tNBJDCTo
Manistee National with Doug Bell http://youtube.com/watch?v=qFl7636RXCo
Marsh Ridge/The Natural with Larry Bowden http://youtube.com/watch?v=MvHhaw1rCS0
Medalist GC with Lowell Weaver http://youtube.com/watch?v=FBmrh_vozzA
Michaywe GC with Don Childs http://youtube.com/watch?v=lv_46GMWvek
Oakland Hills with Robert Trent Jones http://youtube.com/watch?v=STo939AIWbY
Otsego Club with Gary Koch http://youtube.com/watch?v=Iv7ysMQZGwg
Pilgrim's Run http://youtube.com/watch?v=sx1sRN1Fjfo
Pine Hollow GC with Lance Avery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hA0gg-dFb8
Ridgeview Golf Course with Bruce Williams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLDpexEh84Q
Riverwood Resort with Marth Figg http://youtube.com/watch?v=lv_46GMWvek
True North GC with John Hover and Dave Mocini http://youtube.com/watch?v=tPN66YFlZxo
Treetops Preview with Kevin McKinley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5UZF8CLleE
Boyne Golf Schools with Brian O'Neil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgSeKlWSSdM
MSU with Bart Lower http://youtube.com/watch?v=lv_46GMWvek
Treetops Golf School with Kevin McKinley http://youtube.com/watch?v=h5UZF8CLleE
Treetops Ladies Golf School with Judy Mason http://youtube.com/watch?v=aLbT63A6QkE
Boyne Tournament of Champions with Mike Chumbler and Ken Devine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2flCPqmkbtY
Boyne Tournament of Champions http://youtube.com/watch?v=WgSeKlWSSdM
Boyne Golf School http://youtube.com/watch?v=WgSeKlWSSdM
Buick Open http://youtube.com/watch?v=7TbVVp5ZT9U
Michigan Golf Show at the Rock Financial Showcase http://youtube.com/watch?v=kt4k2FpjG2U
Treetops Golf School and Tournament http://youtube.com/watch?v=h5UZF8CLleE
West Michigan Golf Show http://youtube.com/watch?v=lv_46GMWvek
Western Amateur http://youtube.com/watch?v=BtSzkKHC_v8
Out State Golf Travel
Florida Golf with Susan Bairley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keSWNMLve5Y
South Carolina Golf -Santee http://youtube.com/watch?v=dm3zpL46pYk
Ireland Travel http://youtube.com/watch?v=F_9tzDfbJag
Michigan Women's Golf Association with Susan Bairley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9HVuCxCfuA
Osprey Recreation Scholarships with Mike Biber and Cathal O'Sullivan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmYwN4GXJaw
Otsego Club's Hilltop Lodge http://youtube.com/watch?v=Iv7ysMQZGwg
A-Ga-Ming's Sundance with Jerry Matthews
Boyne Tournament of Champions with Jack Berry
Charles Scott: Michigan Golf Architect with Art McCafferty
Old Channel Trail with Merriam Leeke
Pete Dye Joins Tom Bendelow and Donald Ross at French Lick
PGA Championship at Oakland Hills CC
Putting and Camping at Pine Hollow with Lance Avery
Rustic Glen GC with Greg and Harley Hodge
Ryder Cup at Valhala
"The Haig" from French Lick with Dave Harner
Treetops Amateur Par 3 Shootout with Kevin McKinley
Treetops Couples School with Gene Bone II
Treetops/Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational with Kevin McKinley
Walt Biber Tournament at Ridgeview
Western Amateur at Point O'Woods with Jennie McCafferty
TOURNAMENT GOLF ON MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION CHANNEL- PAST AND FUTURE
PAST TOURNAMENT COVERAGE
GAM Senior Women's Championship at Wild Bluff GC http://michigangoBalfer.tv/2001shows/show25/index.html
Michigan PGA at Shanty Creek http://michigangolfer.tv/2001shows/show28/index.html
Bay Mills Open http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/baymillsopen/index.html
Hidden River Fight Against Breast Cancer http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show27/index.html
Michigan Open at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show20/index.html
Michigan PGA Championship at Shanty Creek http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show26/index.html
Treetops ESPN Par 3 Shootout http://michigangolfer.tv/2002shows/show21/index.html
Bank of Ann Arbor Futures Golf Classic http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show14/index.html
Bay Mills Open http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/baymillsopen/index.html
Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show22/index.html
Michigan Open at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show16/index.html
"The Haig" Tournament at Elmbrook http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/hagen/index.html
Women's Michigan Open at Crystal Mountain Resort http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show17/index.html
Western Amateur at Point O' Woods http://michigangolfer.tv/2003shows/show20/index.html
Bank of Ann Arbor Futures Golf Classic http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show14/index.html
Bay Mills Open http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/baymillsopen/index.html
Dick Weber Memorial Golf Tournament http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show13/index.html
Jeff Daniels Comedy Golf Jam http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show14/index.html
Michigan Open at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa http://michigangolfer.tv/2004shows/show23/index.html
Ryder Cup http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/irish/index.html
Bay Mills Open http://baymillsopen.com/video05.html
MGCOA League Tournament http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/mgcoaleaguetournament/
Michigan Open at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/michiganopen/
Michigan PGA Championship at Shanty Creek http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/michiganopen/2005michiganpgachampionship/
Native American Cup http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/nativeamericancup/
Treetops Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/treetops/
Hickory Open at the Kingsley Club http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/wiren/
Michigan Amateur at Boyne Highlands http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/boynegolf/
MGCOA League Championship http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/mgcoa/
Michigan Open at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/michiganopen/
Native American Cup http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/nativeamericancup/
Ryder Cup http://youtube.com/watch?v=hXfQpewa2XE
WMGA 20th Annual Golf Tournament http://michigangolfer.tv/2006shows/mwga/
Kircher Cup at Boyne Highlands http://youtube.com/watch?v=YtTYJQaHhlM
Michigan Open at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa http://youtube.com/watch?v=ySQ5SH3M_Oc
Treetops Amateur Par 3 Shootout http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/par3/
Treetops Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational http://michigangolfer.tv/2007shows/treetops_pepsi/
Women's Michigan Open http://youtube.com/watch?v=dlFF0NjXlks
FUTURE- Previews of Tournaments Scheduled for Coverage in 2008
Boyne Tournament of Champions http://youtube.com/watch?v=WgSeKlWSSdM
Buick Open http://youtube.com/watch?v=7TbVVp5ZT9U
Michigan Open at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
PGA Championship http://youtube.com/watch?v=STo939AIWbY
Ryder Cup Preview http://youtube.com/watch?v=N_b8ZF-804Y
Treetops Par 3 Shootout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5UZF8CLleE
Treetops Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5UZF8CLleE
Walt Biber Tournament- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLDpexEh84Q
Western Amateur http://youtube.com/watch?v=BNIJpX-CCXI
THE MATTHEWS COLLECTION
Sundance: A Preview
The Majestic at Lake Walden
2008 MICHIGAN GOLFER CALENDAR
10-13 The Masters, Augusta, GA
3-4 West Michigan Best Ball, LE Kaufman GC, Grand Rapids
17-18 West Michigan Amateur, Candlestone GC, Belding
18 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, Indianwood Golf and Country Club, Lake Orion
19 City Match Play, Crystal Springs CC, Grand Rapids
23-25 Memorial Day Madness, Gaylord
29/6-1 Memorial Golf Tournament, Dublin, OH
30 U.P. Michigan Highs School Boys State Championship
30 U.P. Michigan Highs School Girls State Championship
5 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series, The Medalist, Marshall
6-7 L.P. Michigan High School Boys State Championship
9-11 Michigan Open Championship GTR (Wolverine / Bear)
12 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Polo Fields, Ann Arbor
12-13 Kent County Amateur, LE Kaufman GC, Grand Rapids
12-15 U.S. Open Torrey Pines Golf Course. La Jolla, CA.
17 Mizuno Junior Tour-Centennial Acres, Sunfield
17-21 97th Michigan Amateur The Moors Golf Club
20 Walter Hagen Golf Tournament, Elmbrook Golf Course, Traverse City
23 13th Annual St. Mary Mercy Hospital Tee It Up Golf Classic, at Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville,
24 Mizuno Junior Tour Grand Ledge CC, Grand Ledge
24-25 Club Car Michigan Senior Open , Bedford Valley GC
26-29 Buick Open, Warwick Hills, Grand Blanc
26-29 U.S. Women's Open, Interlachen CC, Edina, Minnesota
27 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Forest Akers -West-East Lansing
30 Mizuno Junior Tour-The Emerald GC, St. Johns
7-11 92nd Michigan Women’s Amateur Walnut Hills CC
7-8 E-Z-GO Shanty Creek Classic presented by Page & Tuttle Shanty Creek Resort (Cedar/Schuss)
8 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Eagle Crest Resort-Ypsilanti
10-13 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, Highland Meadows GC. Sylvania, OH
11 Mizuno Junior Tour-Morrison Lake CC, Saranac
12 Michigan PGA Women’s Open Pro Am , Crystal Mt. Resort
14-16 Michigan PGA Women’s Open Crystal Mt. Resort(Mountain Ridge)
15 Mizuno Junior Tour-Royal Scot of Lansing, Lansing
15 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series, Oakland University Golf and Learn, Rochester
18-19 Tournament of Champions Pro Am , Boyne Mountain / Bay Harbor , Boyne Mountain (Alpine)
21 Mizuno Junior Tour-The Medalist, Marshall
21-23 Tournament of Champions, Boyne Mountain / Bay Harbor , Boyne Mountain (Alpine)
22 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Meadows GC, Grand Valley University, Allendale
28 Mizuno Junior Tour-Willow Wood GC, Portland
28-29 Michigan PGA Sr Champ / Sr. CPC Qualifying, Forest Dunes Golf Club
28-31 30th Mi Junior State Amateur Forest Akers - West
28-8/3 Western Amateur, Pointe O'Woods, Benton Harbor
1-3 Western Amateur, Pointe O'Woods, Benton Harbor
4 Mizuno Junior Tour-College Fields GC, Okemos
7 Taylor-Made-Adidas Collegiate Series-Golf Club of Coldwater-Coldwater
7 Mizuno Junior Tour-Forest Akers, East Lansing
7-10 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP , OAKLAND HILLS CC,
11-12 87th GAM Championship Orchard Lake CC
24 Michigan PGA Championship Pro Am Eagle Eye GC
25-27 Michigan PGA Professional Championship, Eagle Eye GC / Hawk Hollow GC,
30-31 Treetops Amateur Par 3 Shootout
TBA 22nd GAM Senior Championship Point O’Woods G & CC
15-18 Michigan PGA Match Play presented by Boylan Sales/ProLink, Polo Fields Golf and Country Club
19-21 Ryder Cup, Vahalla CC. Louisville, KY
28-30 21st Annual Pepsi Fall Charity Invitational
18th 2005 http://michigangolfer.tv/2005shows/treetops/
TBA GAM Chrysler Club Championship Indianwood Golf & Country Club
12 Michigan PGA Fall Merchandise Show Eagle Eye Golf Club
13 Fall Meeting / Michigan PGA Fall Merchandise Show , Eagle Eye Golf Club
American Association of Golf Course Architects
Golf Association of Michigan
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Michigan Section PGA
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
Michigan Golf Foundation
Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association
Michigan High School Athletic Association
Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association
Michigan Publinx Seniors Golf Association
Michigan Women's Golf Association
National Golf Course Owners Association
National Golf Foundation
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